Series: Sugar Bowl #3
Published by Loveswept on 10/11/16
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Sela and Beck’s deliciously sinful tale of sex, lies, and vengeance reaches its explosive conclusion in the final chapter of Sawyer Bennett’s Sugar Bowl trilogy, which began with the novels Sugar Daddy and Sugar Rush.
For years Sela Halstead dreamed of revenge, but the quest for payback has been anything but sweet. Now, once again, she finds herself at the mercy of Jonathon Townsend, his hands crushing the very breath from her body. And even though she escapes with her life, Sela fears she may never recover. In desperate need of shelter and comfort, she runs to the one man she can trust. Beckett North has stood by Sela since the beginning. But can he handle the brutal truth?
Beck will do anything to protect what is his—and make no mistake, Sela belongs to him, heart and soul. The passion between them runs hot, even as their world begins to unravel. With the legacy of his ruthless business partner hanging in the balance, Beck stands to lose everything: his fortune, his family, his freedom. But each touch of Sela’s mouth on his skin, her nails down his back, makes it harder to let her go—and it might not even be his choice to make.
Sometimes, if done really well, I am totally on board with serials and cliffhangers. Sawyer Bennett did this whole series really well.
The intrigue, mystery, heat, and suspense are set on high from beginning to end. Combine those with Bennett’s writing style and she basically has you eating out of the palm of her hand. I devoured each one of these books and while the cliffhangers were brutal, they were short-lived and only served to heighten the intensity of the story.
Sela is a complicated character. From the beginning I never really connected with all of her thought processes and she, frankly, seemed pretty mental at times. But from the moment she meets Beck, things begin to change and he helps ground her. The journey they go on together is really pretty incredible and wild.
This story is what only books, movies, or soap operas are made of. The whole premise is too grandiose for real life, but that’s what fiction is for, right? Escape.
I’m not usually a big suspense fan, but I really enjoyed the entire series and couldn’t get enough. Sawyer Bennett writes some of the hottest books and some of the most relatable characters so I’m usually chomping at the bit when she puts out a new book. She really doesn’t disappoint with this series either.
Don’t let the titles and covers mislead you, these books are probably not all what you think they are. I highly recommend the Sugar Bowl series if you are looking for something different and a story to keep you on the edge of your seat.